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Full of love for Mr. Fullelove

Images Kindly supplied by Brian Stringer via the young David Evans. Last week I pointed out that this weekend, there was to be an unveiling ceremony of the restored George Fullelove Memorial Shelter near  The Parade in Brownhills – well, … Continue reading

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Going above and beyond

I’m pleased to see that the expansion of online history resources continues apace, with lots of formerly quite restrictive services opening up with more sensible usage terms and conditions – one such archive is the British Library’s Aerofilms archive of … Continue reading

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Looking after the legacy of a great son of Brownhills

There’s something that’s quite historically important been going on for months now right in the heart of Brownhills, that whilst not earth shattering, is very significant to our local history, and helps to preserve the memory of one of the … Continue reading

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Where’s the fairness in Remembrance funding?

I’ve hd a really interesting email in from a respected elder in Brownhills, someone whose comments on the area I’ve always respected greatly and whose opinion I value and usually agree with – John Bird. John Bird has periodically written … Continue reading

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It’s good to repair (and share!) – a great event this Friday in Lichfield

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with another project – Lichfield Repair and Share workshop – which takes place this Friday, 16th March 2018 at the Tesco Community Room, Tesco Extra, Church Street, Lichfield from 7-9pm.

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A team line up and a pig roast: What do you know?

Brian Clenton contacted me again just before Christmas and asked if I could round these two photos again, as he’s still looking for names and information about the people in them – and they’re wonderful images, so it’s a pleasure.

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Whistle and flute?

I have a really simple enquiry and request in from a reader this week relating to a local shop I’d completely forgotten about, and I think it’s worth asking you readers for help.

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Free Christmas Carol Concert at Walsall Arboretum today!

I’d like to take this opportunity to plug the Carols in the Bandstand event at Walsall Arboretum, which is to be held in the beautifully refurbished park bandstand this Saturday, Saturday 16th December 2017, from 12:00 noon.
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Aldridge Christmas events start today and run through the weekend

It’s that time of year again, and I welcome news of Christmas Fairs, tree festivals and festive events of all kinds to share with readers – first up there are three great Christmas events in Aldridge this weekend, with the three-day Christmas Tree Festival kicking off at 11am this morning.
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Pictures and video from Brownhills and Heath Hayes 2017 Remembrance events

Last weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11-12th November 2017 saw the annual Remembrance weekend in the UK and I’m pleased to say Walsall Borough and South Staffordshire did themselves proud and staged a whole range of parades and events that were well supported and attended – and I was especially pleased to see the wonderful turnout and effort in Brownhills.
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Walsall Wood Remembrance Sunday 2017 pictures

The young David Evans yesterday (Sunday, 12th November 2017) went to his local Remembrance event in Walsall Wood and sent in a wonderful gallery of images to mark this most sombre of days.

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Details of 2017 local Remembrance events – live list

Following my request for information to make a list of local Remembrance events, I can again share with readers a list of local Remembrance services taking place locally this Remembrance Sunday, 12th November 2017 – this list will be updated with more info as I get it.

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2017 local Remembrance events – let’s make a list – can you help please?

This is just a quick request for help – in past years, we have crowdsourced from readers a list of local Remembrance parades and events taking place throughout the area, that was popular and useful to many of the readership.

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It’s good to repair (and share!) – a great event this afternoon near Lichfield

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with a new project – Lichfield Repair and Share – which starts today (Saturday, 29th April 2017) at Woodhouse Farm, just north of Whittington, between 2pm and 4pm.

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A choral treat in store this afternoon!

This is late news just in, but those readers who enjoy choral music can catch a great performance this very afternoon (Wednesday 12th April 2017) at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills.

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Brownhills Christmas Market Magic 2016 – coming this Saturday!

Diane Mansell at the Walsall District Management Team has written to let me know that there will be a Christmas market event in Brownhills this year, planned for this coming Saturday 10th December 2016.

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Brownhills Christmas Market Magic 2016 – coming soon!

Diane Mansell at the Walsall District Management Team has written to let me know that there will be a Christmas market event in Brownhills this year, planned for Saturday 10th December 2016, and the team are appealing for stallholders.
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Pictures from Brownhills 2016 Remembrance events

Thanks to the generosity of those good folks at the Facebook page of St. James Church in Brownhills I can feature these galleries of images from their 2016 Remembrance events held in Brownhills.

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Walsall Wood Remembrance Sunday 2016 pictures

Just a quick one – The young David Evans today (Sunday, 13th November 2016) went to his local Remembrance event in Walsall Wood, which regulars will remember was subject to some controversy with policing issues in 2015 – well, this year there was an independent traffic management company employed and the parade proceeded in full.
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Details of 2016 local Remembrance events

Following my request for information to make a list of local Remembrance events, I can again share with readers a list of local Remembrance services taking place locally this Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2016.

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2016 Remembrance services – let’s make a list – can you help please?

This is just a quick request for help – in past years, we have crowdsourced from readers a list of local Remembrance parades and events taking place throughout the area, that was popular and useful to many of the readership.

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Very late notice – Lichfield heritage walk to Sandfields starts soon!

Very late notice from the cardiganmonger Kate from the Lichfield Lore that her history group Lichfield Discovered is venturing out this morning (17th September 2016) for a Sandfields Waterworks history walk which is starting from Speakers Corner by Minster Pool at 11am.

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Blooming Aldridge!

A couple of fun events coming up in Aldridge this weekend from Aldridge Village Partnership and the wonderful Diane Mansell, who you’ll know also runs the Brownhills Town Centre partnership.

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A gentle reminder

This is just a gentle reminder that tomorrow sees the funeral of much-missed son of Aldridge and talented musician Roger Mosedale, about whom much has been posted in the last few weeks.

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More from The Sundowners set

I continue to be surprised and charmed by the genuine outpouring of warmth and fond memory shown for Roger Mosedale, guitarist and Aldridge lad who sadly passed away recently.
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See Lichfield in twenty buildings and sixteen steps – this Monday!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is organising a great Monday evening historical walk visiting twenty buildings around Lichfield, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Funeral details for Roger Mosedale announced – and more of Roger’s music emerges

Following the announcement of the sad passing of local lad and noted musical talent Roger Mosedale last week, and the subsequent huge interest shown in Roger’s music, kindly donated by Jake Williams, Jake has been back in touch with funeral details and more music, this time dating from the late 1960s.
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Fondly remembering a local musical talent

It was with a very heavy heart that I announced the sad passing of local lad and noted musical talent Roger Mosedale this week – Roger had many, many friends and was well known, and the reaction to the tragic news was very marked indeed.

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In memoriam: Roger Mosedale

It’s my sad and solemn duty to report to readers of the blog that local lad and friend to many regulars on this blog, Roger Mosedale sadly passed away in St. Giles hospice in Goscote on Tuesday, 19th July 2016.

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Rosie’s Charity Walk this Sunday!

Sunday 17th July 2016 sees the last ever Rosie’s Charity Walk in aid of the wonderful Rosie’s Helping Hands Charity -I’m sure readers know the story of how the charity started, and out of tragedy, this event has raised a whole lot of cash for local good causes and proves that good things really can come from heartbreak.

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See familiar places from a different perspective with Lichfield Discovered this Saturday!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is organising a great Saturday afternoon photo walk around Lichfield, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Pictures from the Brownhills Centenary Remembrance Service for the Battle of the Somme

Sadly I was at work and couldn’t make the Brownhills Centenary Remembrance Service for the Battle of the Somme yesterday (Friday, 1st July 2016) – but reader and top friend of the blog David Evans did, and he was kind enough to provide the following emotive account and photos.

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Discover the wonderful history of Lichfield’s water

Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore has tipped me off about a Sunday morning historical walk taking place in Lichfield tomorrow exploring the remarkable history of the city water supply.

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Walk the lost Beacon Place with Lichfield Discovered tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore has organised a great Monday Evening historical walk exploring the lost estate of Beacon Place, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Walk the ditch with Lichfield Discovered this Sunday

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is organising a great Sunday afternoon historical walk along the line of the old town boundary ditch, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Coming soon – great discount fashion event in Brownhills

Friend of the blog Deryck Langford writes to inform me that there’s a fashion show and clothing event happening on Friday, 29th April 2016 at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills at 7:30pm.
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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Find out about the Lichfield Morris – free talk on tonight!

Tonight at 7:30pm, (Monday 8th February 2016), they have a wonderful free talk at Curborough Community Centre, on the subject of the celebrated and longstanding Lichfield Morris.
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A town united in mourning

The Grove Pit Disaster that took the lives of fourteen men on October 1st, 1930 left deep scars on the Brownhills and Norton communities – and the funeral and memorial service for the men taken was a huge public event that drew massive crowds.
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A great concert in Brownhills this Thursday!

Don’t forget that this Thursday evening (28th January 2016), there’s a fantastic concert featuring music by local performers at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, organised by the wonderful Deryck Langford.
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An evening of music in Brownhills coming soon!

Friend of the blog and ukulele whizz Corrie Halford has been in touch to let me know about a rather nice concert that’s due to take place in a couple of weeks at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, organised by the wonderful Deryck Langford.

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Who’s that girl?

In the informative and fascinating discussion over the question of George Colley and Lisa Ashby’s research into the Holden family that I feature here last week, an interesting side issue was raised: that of the identity of the well built;t lady in several 1926 General Strike era local photos.

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Walk off that turkey with Lichfield Discovered this Sunday!

Feeling a bit porky after the Christmas excess – Are you up for an interesting an refreshing walk through Lichfield’s canal history this Sunday – Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is venturing out for a history walk with her informal and fun social history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Have a Christmas pint with Lichfield Discovered tonight!

It’s time to get out your Santa hats because Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is convening a celebration of all that’s wonderful about Christmas, pubs and our nearest city tonight with her informal and fun social history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Photos from Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival 2015

Don’t forget that today Saturday 12th December 2015 Brownhills is hosting it’s Christmas market, with lots of other attractions for all the family from young to old.
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Brownhills Christmas Music and Light Festival – this Saturday evening

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch and asked my top give this excellent looking event a push – it’s a Christmas Music and Light festival taking place this Saturday, 12th December 2015 at 4:30pm, taking place at the Canoe and Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills – right on the canalised.
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Brownhills Christmas Market Magic 2015 – this weekend!

Don’t forget that this Saturday, 12th December 2015 – Brownhills will be hosting it’s Christmas Market magic event from 10am until 4pm, with lots of other attractions for all the family from young to old.

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Rosie’s Christmas Gift Fair on today!

Here’s a very late one just in courtesy of Linda Mason: Rosie’s There’s a Christmas Gif Fair on today in Aldridge, in aid of Rosie’s Helping Hands Charity – It takes place from 11pm to 4pm at Aldridge Compass Suites.

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Walsall Wood Boys Brigade reunion this Wednesday!

Here’s a great thing happening this Wednesday (18th November 2015) at the Walsall Wood FC Clubhouse, Oak Park from 7:30pm – the annual reunion of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade.

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